Activities to keep you busy all summer |

Activities to keep you busy all summer

The Battlement Mesa Bicycle Club will be riding on Mondays and Tuesdays. They encourage everyone looking for some exercise and a lot of fun to meet at the City Market Recycle Center at 9 a.m. on those days.The Battlement Mesa Activity Center is offering Express Workout maximize your time and strengthening from 12:15-12:45 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is eight classes for $32 or 1 class for $5. Check with the front desk for further information.The senior center continues to host Bingo every Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Free popcorn and coffee are available. If you need a ride to the center, call Miriam at 285-1353. The senior center is located at 540 North Parachute Ave. in Parachute. Mark your calendar for the activity center’s Independence Day celebration. Kick off the day (July 4) at 10 a.m. with the kid’s parade. Youngsters are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, leashed pets, or whatever and come strut their stuff. Show off your red, white and blue and win prizes at the same time. Our own VFW Post #5485 will lead the parade to the Mesa Vista Assisted Living Center, where the VFW Post will conduct a flag ceremony and Mesa Vista will be serving refreshments to all parade participants and observers. The day continues from 12:30-4 p.m. at the activity center for an afternoon of fun. Lunch will be served on the patio, including an entrée, beverage and dessert. A bluegrass band, “Sweet Sunny South,” will be performing, and there will be a giant water slide to help keep everyone cool. The costs is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children, and this includes lunch, entertainment and the water slide. Sounds like a great day to me.The Battlement Mesa Activity Center is now offering massage therapy. Modalities available are deep tissue, Swedish massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy, cranial sacral therapy and injury massage, available from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Weekend and night appointments are available upon request. For an appointment, contact Amber Ford, CMT, at 285-2243 or (303) 378-7851.The Second Annual Battlement Mesa Tennis Classic 2006 is scheduled for June 24 and 25. This will be a double elimination tournament for mixed doubles. The entry fee is $10 per person for activity center members and $15 per person for non-members. Shirts, food and awards are all included in the entry fee. The tournament is limited to 16 teams and the entry deadline is June 10. Register and pay at the activity center to reserve your spot. A partner can be provided. Summer fun includes swim lessons at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Following are the lessons that are offered.Saturday lessons: six sessions, 10:30-11:15 a.m., June 10,17, 24, July 1, 8,15, $39.00 fee per child.Session 2: eight sessions,10-0:45 a.m., June 12-22, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, $45.00 per child.Session 3: eight sessions 10-10:45 a.m., July 10-20, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, $45.00 per child.All levels including parent/tot are being offered within one of these sessions. Call the activity center at 285-9480 to determine your child’s level. Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at

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